Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 036.81
Meningococcal optic neuritis
  • Short description: Meningococc optic neurit.
  • ICD-9-CM 036.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 036.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 036.81: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 036.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A39.82 Meningococcal retrobulbar neuritis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Meningococcal retrobulbar neuritis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 036.81:
  • Meningococcus, meningococcal (see also condition) 036.9
    • optic neuritis 036.81
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • optic (nerve) 377.30
      • in myelitis 341.0
      • meningococcal 036.81
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